Reprinted with permission from AlterNet. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wanted to provide Fox News host Sean Hannity “some news” about Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. One problem: Assange messaged a fake account, whose owner then alerted the press. Dell Gilliam, […]
Now that we know Donald Trump, Jr., secretly communicated with Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential campaign, it may be slightly harder for the president to distance himself from accusations of collusion in the Russia probe. Nor did Trump senior didn’t help himself by declaring his faith in Vladimir Putin’s denial that the Kremlin interfered in […]
The former Republican congressman, who once praised WikiLeaks disclosures, criticized the group for targeting the U.S. more than other nations “while seeking support from anti-democratic countries.” He claimed that Russian military intelligence used the organization as a tool to disrupt the 2016 presidential elections.
Manning has been a focus of a worldwide debate on government secrecy since she provided more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables, and battlefield accounts to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks – a leak for which she was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison. Her sentence will now expire on May 17, the White House said.
It is inconceivable that the leader of the free world and commander in chief of the United States would welcome Julian Assange — unless that leader is the bizarre Donald Trump, who invites the WIkileaker into his bedchamber.
American intelligence officials on Thursday got a chance to hit back against the broad attacks Donald Trump has lobbed against them, a day ahead of their briefing with the president-elect on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he had a very high level of confidence that Russia hacked Democratic Party institutions and operatives, as well as disseminating propaganda and fake news aimed at the Nov. 8 election.
These whiplash-inducing ideological switcheroos are an underappreciated source of entertainment in the loamy interims between major-party handovers of the White House. On issues such as Putin and privacy, federalism and free trade, the teams are swapping core issues like jerseys.
The Russians hacked into RNC computer systems, but did keep that data—unlike the release of damaging communications from the DNC and emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta.
Stephen Colbert, perhaps the nation’s most skillful satirist of news as entertainment, is fed up with fake news – especially in the wake of the “Pizzagate” hoax that resulted in a shooting incident.
The Kremlin’s campaign is motivated not so much to support Trump as it is to hurt the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Trump’s behavior, however, has at times concerned the Russians, leading them to revise their hacking and disinformation strategy.
Two weeks ago Roger Stone, a Trump adviser and Republican operative, linked to a copy of the fake document on Twitter, writing, “If this is real: OMG!!”
In a private speech released by WikiLeaks, Clinton discussed the importance of exporting oil and gas to allies who are heavily reliant on Russian imports in an effort to erode Russia’s energy dominance in the region.
Most American adults – 62 percent of Democrats and 48 percent of Republicans – think Putin is supporting Trump for the White House, the poll found.
Donald Trump, the Republican Party presidential nominee, has a Putin thing. The Trump campaign has a Russia thing. And Trump Tower has a Russian mobster-running-an-illegal-gambling-operation thing.
At one point during the dinner, which raised $6 million for Catholic charities, Trump said Clinton was “pretending not to hate Catholics.”
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange probably wouldn’t appreciate the irony of a US government agency applying his vaunted “transparency” ethic to his own shady operations.
Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said on Monday that its founder Julian Assange’s internet was shut down by the government of Ecuador.
For the Trump campaign there are a handful of states the Republican candidate must win if he is to cobble together enough states to win the White House. Among them is Florida, but numerous recent visits to the Sunshine State by Trump and his vice-presidential running mate Mike Pence did little to dent Clinton’s advantage.
In the recorded conversation, Trump was wearing a microphone and chatting on a bus with NBC’s “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush. “I did try and fuck her. She was married,” Trump said. “I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there.”
When the time came to deliver on his threats against the Clintons, Julian Assange blinked. At an early morning news conference, he delivered nothing of consequence — enraging conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Roger Stone is claiming that Wikileaks will release documents on Wednesday intended to damage Hillary Clinton. Earlier this year, the group released documents that experts say were obtained from Russian intelligence groups who illegally hacked the Democratic National Committee.
With his brazen attempt to manipulate an American presidential election, in tandem with the Russian oligarchy and the American right, Julian Assange has drifted a long way from the progressive and transparent spirit in which Wikileaks first introduced itself to the world.